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The Stolen Jools (1931)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  4 April 1931 (USA)
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Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the ... See full summary »

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Police Sergeant
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Policeman
Jack Hill ...
Policeman
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Policeman
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Gangster (as Edward Robinson)
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Gangster
Eddie Kane ...
Inspector Kane
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Policeman
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Police Driver
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Farina)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Stymie)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Chubby)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Shirley Jean
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Echo (as Echo)
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Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the investigation of the reported theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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"The Stolen Jools" is this film's original title. It was made by the National Vaudeville Artists (NVA) as part of a charity campaign and distributed free to theatres in 1931. After the showing a live speaker would come out and request donations. The film was rediscovered in 1972 in Britain, where it had been released in 1932 as "The Slippery Pearls," one of the Masquers Club comedy series for RKO. Subsequently a U.S. print was discovered and the film's true title, origin and purpose were at last known. See more »

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Nice effort, considering it was for a charity
26 July 2000 | by (In Delta City waiting on a promised future) – See all my reviews

I just caught this old thing as an add-on for Dementia 13 on Haunted Hollywood (A light night movie program that shows here in Dallas). It wasn't quite the laugh riot it was intended to be, but there were several moments worth catching. Laurel and Hardy, for example, as 2 detectives that mistakenly make a final payment on their car. There was a funny bit with someone I thought was George Burns, but have found that it actually was someone else I don't know. Don't look for a solid story line, rather expect a series of gags, skits and one liners, not all of which hit the mark.. When you have half of Hollywood out for cameos, that's about all one can expect.


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